House GOP aims to cut money for high-speed rail, transportation grants in $44B spending bill

  • Article by: ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 19, 2013 - 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.

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garagewineJun. 19, 13 8:05 PM

Sounds like a good proposal, except for the part where they are using the budgetary savings to turn around and fatten the Pentagon's budget. $600+ billion isn't enough for those guys?

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dogmanJun. 19, 13 8:14 PM

I'm guessing they don't see anything wrong with steam locomotives and the Edsel. What a backwards party. Thankfully.. they're steaming full speed ahead into oblivion

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boozlesJun. 19, 13 9:52 PM

The Republicans had a two-pronged attack on the American people today, first by cutting funding to upgrade our transportation and second to cut $2 billion from SNAP (food stamps) for the most vulnerable in our society. Notice its only programs that save money or help average people that get cut by the regressive Teapublicans, they never cutting anything that benefits big business or the wealthiest 1% tax loopholes.

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raineyrooJun. 20, 13 9:11 AM

I'm sure that the oil companies are happy with this proposal that not only is there a goal to reduce their competition, but to protect their precious subsidies.

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